Blue Jay Journal TV School Board Recognition Video
CAPS/Pathways to Prosperity
The School District of Washington’s CAPS/Pathways to Prosperity Planning Teams continue to make progress toward moving the program forward. Click here for more information.
This is a reminder that Wednesday, February 22, is an early release day in the School District of Washington. All students will be released one hour early.
Click on the attached links below to see the early release day schedule and procedures, along with the 2016-17 academic calendar.
U.S. Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer visited South Point Elementary School to speak to third-grade students on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
Luetkemeyer spoke to students in Kaycie Brueggemann and Nancy Carriker’s classrooms about his job as the Congressman from the 3rd Congressional District of Missouri.
Many of the students had an opportunity ask Luetkemeyer a question about his job.
Joining Luetkemeyer during his visit to South Point Elementary were two of his staff members, Deputy Chief of Staff Jeremy Ketterer, and Jim McNichols, Washington’s District Office Director.
Also on hand were South Point Elementary Principal Aimee Harty and School District of Washington Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer.
Photos from Luetkemeyer’s visiting with third-grade students at South Point Elementary are below.
The School District of Washington’s Board of Education will meet Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the district office at 7 p.m.
Among the items on the agenda are:
*Early Learning Programs: Dr. Dawn Hellebusch, Director of the Early Learning Center, provides evaluation for the Early Learning Programs.
*Choice Programs in the SDOW: Dr. Lori VanLeer will provide information at the board meeting on "Choice Programs: Where We Are Now." She will also update the Board of Education on the Pathways for Teachers activity and progress.
*Project Lead the Way Middle School Programming: A meeting was to discuss the budget and staffing needs associated with adding PLTW at the middle school in order to properly feed high school pathways. Additionally, the exploratory options of the middle school would be enhanced and thus ensure K-12 curriculum in STEM related areas.
*Budget Revision 2 and Financial Update: There are four or more budget revisions throughout the school year. Board approval is required for each budget revision. Attached is the manual summary for Budget Revision 2, along with the rationale detailing the changes in revenue and expenses.
*Four Rivers Career Center Overhead Lighting Installation: A Request for Proposal (RFP) for Overhead Lighting Installation at Four Rivers Career Center was released on January 30. A mandatory walk-through was held on February 6 and was attended by three contractors, all of whom submitted proposals. Following the bid opening on February 14 a phone interview was held with American Electric, the low bidder for this project. Based on the satisfactory responses during the interview, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Brendan Mahon recommends the Board approve the low bid from American Electric.
Click on the attached link below for the BoardDocs website to see the complete agenda for the Jan. 28 board of education meeting.
The Washington High School Theatre Guild presents “Little Women” Thursday-Saturday, March 2-4, at the CJ Burger Auditorium at WHS. Times for all three days are 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $10 and can be purchased by contacting Penny Wilmesherr at WHS at 636-231-2200.
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Staff Spotlight: On The Spot SDOW (January 2017)
On the Spot SDOW will highlight, at random, three employees a month from the School District of Washington from Certified Staff, Support Staff and Administration/Counseling. Click here for the January edition.
Parent Speaker Series Takes Place
Washington High School is inviting all K-12 parents to attend a Speaker Series at WHS on Wednesday, March 15. Topics discussed will be mental health and warning signs of substance abuse. Click here for more details.
Early Release Days
The next Early Release Day is Wednesday, February 22. All students will be released (1) hour early. Click here for Early Release Day schedules and procedures.
The School District of Washington's iBelieve Initiative continues to develop. Click here for details about the program.
The safety of our students and staff is a top priority. Click here for district safety information.